Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.

AFL

Hawks extend AFL run over Magpies

Rohan Connolly Nothing can deflate a team that which has worked its heart out to stay in a contest more effectively than a burst of quick goals from its opponent.

AFL

Magpies win a classic over Eagles at the MCG

Magpie Steele Sidebottom celebrates after kicking a goal.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood emerges eight-point winners over West Coast in a classic at the MCG.

AFL

Friday shaping as a final for the Magpies

Rohan Connolly Form can be fleeting, but if you're in the top four, you're a chance.

AFL

Port's power knocks out Magpies

Port's Matthew Lobbe battles with Collingwood's Dane Swan at the MCG.

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide's stunning resurgence reaches new heights with 24-point elimination final win over Collingwood.

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Magpies on the move

Nathan Buckley

Rohan Connolly In search of success, Nathan Buckley's Collingwood is heading in new directions.

AFL

Magpies draw short straw

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Rohan Connolly For the second year in a row, Collingwood has ended up with the toughest schedule of all AFL teams – even tougher than it appeared when the 2013 fixture was released.

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Aussie Rules

Third time lucky for Magpies

Rohan Connolly COLLINGWOOD assistant coach Robert Harvey said yesterday the Magpies had taken plenty of confidence out of last week's return to some sort of form against Essendon.

Magpies get their reward

Collingwood

Rohan Connolly Collingwood can, and has, played a lot better quality football than it did last night, and will certainly need to if it is to have any chance of winning the premiership.

Dramatic win for Magpies

Destiny in their hands: Hawthorn?s Lance

Rohan Connolly That the moment which decided the game came just 39 seconds before the final siren gives you some idea of how close it was.

One spark fires Magpies

Jackson Paine

Rohan Connolly Seven minutes. Six inside 50s. Five goals. That's pretty much all you needed to know about Collingwood's 21-point win over Richmond at the MCG last night.

Magpies at home away from home

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Rohan Connolly Collingwood certainly seems up against it tonight at AAMI Stadium.

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Magpies land Tarrant bonus

Up in arms: Chris Tarrant celebrates a goal.

Rohan Connolly It could be fourth time lucky for Chris Tarrant come the grand final.

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A few flutters for the flag favourites

Ollie Wines played a pivotal role in Port Adelaide's semi-final win.

Rohan Connolly Recent finals history has been turned on its head. And now Port Adelaide and North Melbourne go into their preliminary finals with plenty of momentum.

Report card for AFL teams that didn't make the grade

Josh Hill returns to the Eagles side this weekend.

Rohan Connolly Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.

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Port Adelaide hovers on the brink of unwanted football history

Port Adelaide.

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide is in serious danger of creating an unwanted slice of football history.

AFL

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse gives out-of-favour stars a hip and shoulder

Coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Carlton lacks the necessary talent to mix it with the best, coach Mick Malthouse has conceded.

AFL

Buckley on Pendlebury: There's no better leader than captain cool

Leader of the pack: Magpies captain Scott Pendlebury (centre) has impressed coach Nathan Buckley.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has some interesting reflections about the differences between himself as a player and his current captain Scott Pendlebury.

AFL

Collingwood no lock for finals, problems no easy fix

Collingwood trudges off after losing to Gold Coast.

Rohan Connolly Four weeks ago on Monday, after an efficient Queen’s Birthday holiday disposal of Melbourne, Collingwood was parked comfortably in the AFL’s top four.

AFL

Collingwood missing the scoreboard spread

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly For most of this year, any discussion about Collingwood's capacity to challenge for the premiership has gone hand-in-hand with the debate about the form of Travis Cloke.

AFL

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Essendon

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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